Miniflix’s Caleb Adams Excelent Review for ‘FENCE’ on Medium.com

A true slice-of-life film, Fence follows Genti, a young boy stuck roaming in an out of the chaotic house where his extended family is simultaneously celebrating and bickering amongst themselves. It’s already won the Best Short under 15 minutes at Palm Springs (and been featured at several other major festivals), and from the opening minutes, you immediately see why. To capture the tension and the exhaustion of a boy trapped in an oppressive adult’s world, Zeqiraj and cinematographer Sebastien Goepfert go for a hand-held one take shot that comprises the entire film’s running time.

Not only is it an extraordinarily executed piece of art (this camera covers a lot of ground), but it’s also the right move for the story. The film’s geography literally goes back and forth between the house and the neighborhood on the other side of the fence, echoing Genti’s own ambivalent feelings. This award-winning short is a master class in using visuals to communicate the character’s journey, with the film’s ultimate climax depending on what direction our protagonist chooses. This just scratches the surface, however. There’s the perfectly dreary color palette, the sociological themes running beneath the family drama and other little moments that are best revisited on subsequent viewings. One of the strongest showings by an ensemble cast for a short we’ve seen all year.

Source: Medium.com

‘FENCE’@ VALLETTA FILM FESTIVAL

FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected,  to have its Maltese Premiere at Valletta Film Festival, the biggest and most important film festival in Malta, to be held from 14th – 23rd June 2019 in smallest capital city in European Union, Valletta.

Twenty-six short films will compete in the first edition of Cinema of Small Nations Competition – Short Film section that will be held during the fifth edition of the Valletta Film Festival. Films from twelve small nations will participate in the competition including four films from Malta. The selection will be divided into four programs and will be screened at Valletta Campus Theatre. An international jury will adjudicate the films and award the Best Short Film prize.

‘FENCE’ @ XIVth CENTRAL and EASTERN EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL

FENCE‘ by Lendita Zeqiraj has been selected to be the part of  14th  Central and Eastern European Film Festival (A l’Est du Nouveau), to be held from 26th February – 5th March 2019 in Rouen, France.

A l’Est du Nouveau has a mission to discover the latest films from Central and Eastern European countries, new and innovative films, both by their form and their content, on societies where they come from.